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PowerEdge is the name that Dell has given to its server product line.

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Dell NX3330 installing Windows Server OS?

Recently my company upgraded our storage system and now we have a few old Dell Power Vault NX3330 sitting around not being used. So I heard that it is possible to install the full windows server OS ...
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Dell Poweredge 710 Server amber flashing light

I have Dell PowerEdge R710 with PERC 6i and I am trying to install HP 512 HB SSD in RAID 0 and for some reason, it is constantly blinking flashing amber instead of green. I am running Hyper-V on ...
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Background initialization of a Virtual Disk (raid 10), can you power off completely and resume days later?

Upon setting up a new Dell Poweredge system with RAID 10, I see in System Setup --> Virtual Disk Management the Virtual Disk I created is performing a background initialization. From my ...
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Fan/Temp control on Poweredge T420

I have a T420 that has gotten very noisy after I flashed my PERC H310 to a LSI HBA. The machine thinks it's now a "3rd party PCIe card", and runs the fans at an unacceptable level. I've ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Dell R210 with S100 raid controller

I recently picked up a Dell PowerEdge R210 II and would like to install Ubuntu on it. I am getting an error when going through the install process. It seems to hang on "removing previous storage ...
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Can I reset (confirm) the LCD alert status via ipmitool?

Using a Dell PowerEdge Server (IDRAC9) with a Linux pacemaker cluster and sbd fencing, the server logs a critical message in the event log, and the LCD display turns orange displaying an error message ...
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Dell PowerEdge bios update failure. Error finding file: update.xml

So I downlaoded the latest BIOS for a Dell PowerEdge server. Attempting to update using the EXE fails. The error from the GUI states to restart the server. Restarted but still failed. I found the log ...
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Differences between HW RAID and ZFS

Background I'm installing Proxmox Virtual Environment on a Dell PowerEdge R730 with a Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) H730 Mini Hardware RAID controller and eight 3TB 7.2k 3.5" SAS HDDs. I ...
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Consistent Dell raid device names

We have a Dell PowerEdge R740 server running CentOS7 with raid disks configured via PERC H730P Mini controller. On each reboot the device names (sda, sdb ...) for the vdisks are assigned out of the ...
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Dell R630 supported PCIe to NVMe (m.2) adapter and drive?

I can't seem to find any information anywhere about supported PCIe to NVMe (m.2) adapter and a brand of drive that will also work. I am aware third party adapters and drives tend to work with various ...
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Updating the firmware on a PERC 6/i

I am re-installing a DELL PE2950 with an integrated PERC 6/i with 6 4TB SATA Drives. The PERC 6/i can only access 2TB of disk space with the firmware package 6.1.1-0047 currently installed. In various ...
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iDRAC 9 Firmware Upgrade issue

When updating a Dell Poweredge R640 to the most recent Firmware version I am running into the following error: Unable to complete the firmware update operation because the specified firmware image is ...
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Can not access PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller Configuration Utility

I've looked online but can't find a solution. On post it says press ctrl+r to enter configuration utility and i do that. it then says 1 virtual drives found on the host adapter 1 virtual drives ...
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Dell T420: can I replace the original non-redundant power supply with two redundant ones?

A Dell T420 bought in 2015 was originally configured with the single 550W non-redundant power supply. Replacement parts are cheap these days, and I'd like to replace the single P/S with dual ...
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how to change the uplink LAG mode?

I have Dell EMC PowerEdge FX2 with 4 uplink ports which are working by LAG mode. I'd like to have 2 or 4 independent uplink ports which will be working independently. FullSwitch is good enough I ...
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NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS env var incorrect on Dell PowerEdge Gen14 With Windows Server 2012 R2

I'm seeing that the environment variable NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS is incorrect on my newly installed Dell PowerEdge 740xd Gen 14 running Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. The machine contains 2 CPUs - ...
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Hardware compatibility: DELL PowerEdge + DELL PERC H200E + HP Ultrium 1760 LTO-4 SAS interface (or Tandberg BRSLA-0704-DC SAS)

I have a question about compatibility: DELL PowerEdge DELL PERC H200E HP Ultrium 1760 LTO-4 SAS interface and/or Tandberg Data BRSLA-0704-DC LTO4 SAS (LTO drivers) It should be assumed that the ...
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Storage Spaces M2 SSD recommendations

i am looking use storage spaces and SSD for my DELL R730, i have a PCIe to SSD adapter (and cannot use RAID controller as all bays are full). My question relates to the SSDs themselves, i know RAID-5 ...
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Dell Power Edge R940 RAID Failure: the foreign configuration cannot be imported since the configuration is not complete

Dell Power Edge R940 RAID 5 Array BIOS version 2.3.10 PERC H740P Adapter Some of our guys pulled of all of our disks, one by one from the server while it`s worked, to rewrite theirs serial numbers. ...
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Replace healthy drive in RAID 10 on PERC H730

I have a PowerEdge T630 of a few years with a hardware RAID 10 consisting of 4 1TB disks. Now I need to extend the storage, so I have ordered 4 additional 1 TB disks which i planned to add in a new ...
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Dell SNMP enterprise MIB returns no data - PowerEdge R720xd

I have a Ubuntu Dell server that returns no SNMP Data for MIB SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises. Has anyone have any idea on how to troubleshoot this? I've spent quite a time and yet haven't fixed. I've ...
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Enable VT-X and VT-D in the bios for a PowerEdge r910. Ubuntu Server Bionic

I am trying to enable VT-X and VT-D on a PowerEdge r910. I have set "Virtualization Enabled"in the bios settings and also "SR_IOV Global Enable". I still get the following on the ...
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What might cause a DELL R610 with PERC H700 Virtual Disk to disappear after an OS install/reboot?

Problem I have a Dell R610 Server that I am trying to upgrade with some new disks and a new operating system. The server has a PERC H700 RAID Controller with firmware 12.0.7.001 (which is the latest I ...
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Hyper-V non-raid physical disks stopped showing in host (was OK!) - DELL T630 / Windows Server 2019 / PERC H730 Adapter

I have a VM that was running fine with pass-thru disks. I ran some windows updates, shutdown, when rebooted today the VM will not start as it cannot see the disks. They are not shown under "Disk ...
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“Unsupported module type was detected” during boot of Intel X520/I350 card in Dell PowerEdge R630

I've purchased a Dell PowerEdge R630 with an integrated Intel X520/I350 (2x SFP + 2x RJ45) network card. I've setup the server locally (on a 1G RJ45 network) to test that everything worked as expected ...
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Dell R510 can't access Lifecycle controller

NB: I've checked How to upgrade iDRAC firmware and BIOS of Dell PowerEdge R510? -- they are much further along in that they have LifeCycle controller working and just had an issue with the filetype. ...
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Is it possible to configure the SNMP settings (destination address, community string) on a Dell iDRAC using RedFish?

I have this working with Proliant iLO but can't find anything in the docs or by poking around for iDRAC. I have looked at https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/us/en/04/idrac7-8-lifecycle-controller-v2....
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What does SATAu mean on Dells driver carriers?

I purchased an used Dell PowerEdge R630 online and had the option to get it preinstalled with some SATA drives, but I declined as I want to install my own (brand-new) SATA SSD drives. (I don't trust ...
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Control or reduce fan speed of Dell R820

I recently bought Dell R820 from Amazon. It has 192gb of RAM, 4x Xeon CPUs but Dell Idrac is not working anymore after update firmware from OS. Fan's go full blast and it's very noisy. I tried all ...
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PowerEdge R320 iDRAC Initialization Error

I've had an R320 running happily for the past 9 months as a backup server. I decided it was time to make some changes which called for a fresh install of Windows, so I shut the server down plugged in ...
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Dell PowerEdge T-620 - Choosing Memory Modes in the BIOS

I'm trying to configure the Memory Mode, in the BIOS, of a Dell PowerEdge T620 with dual processors: Owner's Manual | Technical Guide The system has 384GB of DDR3 LRDIMM Memory and I'm able to choose ...
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Dell Poweredge R710 “System Services update required”

We just bought a refurbished R710 and upon trying to boot into the system services, it said that system services was disabled, so we booted into the iDRAC6 configuration utility and enabled the system ...
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Connecting to remote console on Dell iDRAC on R815 fails

The iDRAC's virtual console uses jnlp. I have installed: sudo apt-get install icedtea-netx Connecting to the iDRAC's webserver works using Firefox. When I click 'Launch Virtual Console' it starts the ...
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Linux install on PowerEdge 2950 hangs with Probing EDD (edd=off to disable)… ok

First off, this is not an issue with EDD, but what ever comes next. If I include edd=off it just hangs without displaying anything after GRUB. I've attempted to install current versions of Arch, ...
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UEFI boot sequence initially set to PXE first but always reset to local disk first after ESXi installation

I have some Dell PowerEdge R720 servers for testing. To make life easier, the UEFI boot is set to PXE first and in the PXE boot menu it'll default to boot from local disk if there's no input from the ...
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Set boot device / access console (Dell iDRAC 8) using modern Linux

I have a Dell PowerEdge R730xd which I can only access using the iDRAC 8 web interface. I'm unable to launch the Java (JNLP) virtual console, which might be necessary to fix the issue. I'm also unable ...
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Where to get storcli64 for Linux from LSI MegaRAID now that Broadcom has taken over?

I need the Linux shell interface, storcli64 for the Dell PERC H700 (aka LSI MegaRAID) as explained here and here, but the download links all appear to be defunct. How can I get the appropriate files ...
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DELL PowerEdge R740xd - NUMA - memory performance

I have two physical database servers (both Windows Server 2016): test server (5 years old): DELL PowerEdge R730xd, 1x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2637 v4 @ 3.50GHz (4C/8T), 192 GB RAM (12x 16GB PC4-...
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Dell H730 in HBA mode - Why are there issues with performance and SMART data? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a Dell R730xd that came with an H730 RAID card. I would like to bring an existing 6 disk ZFS pool to this server as well as create an additional 6 disk hardware RAID. In my ...
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Dell R730xd - Best way to configure storage for simultaneous use with ZFS & Hardware RAID

I recently purchased a Dell R730xd that came with an H730 RAID card. I would like to bring an existing 6 disk ZFS pool to this server as well as create an additional 6 disk hardware RAID. Is it ...
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Running Ubuntu Server with GUI Desktop Environment | Dell PowerEdge R710 II

Let me start off by saying I’m completely new to using / running servers and I’m currently 2nd year CS & Business student in DCU, Ireland. I recently developed a program for automating sales ...
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iDrac7 can't watch boot sequence

I have a few oldish Dell PowerEdge servers which I'm planning to recommission as DR servers. I'm able to access one of them currently via it's idrac card and the virtual console seems to work ok. ...
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DELL r630 + NvMe M.2->PCie : Cannot boot Ubuntu installed on M.2 NvMe drive via. PCie adapter

I have plugged in a PNY XLR8 500GB M.2 NvMe drive in a Delock PCIe card and stuck it in Riser 3 on my Poweredge r630 - Although the drive doesn't show up anywhere in BIOS, I could boot the Ubuntu ...
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How to update PERC H700 when used in a Dell R410 server?

I have a PERC H700 running in a Dell R410 server which works fine. However when I try to update the firmware using the Dell package I get a message "This update package is not compatible with your ...
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HP NC523SFP no link detected

I have two HP NC523SFP 10Gb 2-port (1 on a HP DL380e Gen8 and the other on Dell PowerEdge 2950) both systems have Centos 7, the cards are detect and are running the same firmware. I have connected ...
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Cant make VmWare ESXI bootable

I am trying to boot Vmware ESXI on my dell PowerEdge 2950. But I can't seem to find an iso that works. when I use etcher I get missing partition table. Please help me
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how to power M910 without chassis

How to power M910 PowerEdge, without using the recommended M1000e chassis? I have an M910 blade server board, ram, and CPUs, but I do not know what power cables/supplies should use to power it up. ...
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Installing Dell R710 from Scratch

I am building a Dell R710 server from scratch. I am deploying a bootable USB on the internal usb port. The bootable usb contains esxi 6.x and I can't seem to configure the RAID controller from scratch....
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Dell PowerEdge R630 memory upgrade, will this work?

Current configuration: 4x64GB LRDIMM, 2400MT/s, Quad Rank, x4 Data Width We have a lot of these available: 32GB RDIMM, 2400MT/s, Dual Rank, x4 Data Width My question: Will we see a negative ...
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Installed 6.x ESXi on Dell R710 from bootable USB

I have a bootable USB plugged into the internal drive for ESXi, and when looking at the harddrive space, it only show the 32GBs on the usb. The question is, how do I use local server resources such as ...

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